Saturday, May 15, 2010

Old Friends, New Friends, Christmas Cactus and Tracing Paper

Tonight my friend, Kristine, took me to El Dorado Lake to meet her friend, Vicki, who has a fabulous house with amazing vistas. This Christmas cactus was blooming and I couldn't resist a photo as dusk fell and the brilliant blue out the window was framing the red blooms. Of course, a couple of kitty cats asleep in a window seat only adds to almost any scene.

Vicki took us on a tour of her home, including her creative space where she sews and works on other projects.

These neatly organized buttons and notions caught my eye.

Vicki and Kristine have birthdays that are close to each other on the calendar, and this was their birthday gathering. It was so nice of them to include me. Vicki had gotten Kristine's favorite - angel food cake and strawberries. It was delicious.

It was a nice end to a full Saturday that started at the Farmer's Market.

Today was the opening day and it was hopping. I didn't go until after 11 and it was still busy. It occurred to me it might be a good place to set up an art booth on occasion. Don't know that I'll ever do it or if it even fits their criteria, but it could be cool.

After the Farmer's Market I met Greg at Roy's. I can't go as often these days now that I work in an office with other folks who might not always enjoy the smell of barbecue all afternoon. So, it was good to correct my Roy's deficiency today.

After Roy's I made a stop at the Et Cetera shop where I got some treasures. I was more than a little excited to find the tracing paper on the right here. It has been used, so has little indentations from the tracing wheel on it. I know it will be a great addition to an art project. A little paint on it to accentuate the indentations will do wonders.

While I was still excited about that find, I noticed another package, which is an even older one. Grand total for both purchases was 30 cents. That wasn't all I bought there today, of course.

It has been a very nice Saturday. Nothing on my "have to do" list got done, but I had a great time.


Anonymous said...

Hello. Ok, so I'm a little behind. I see you let the cat out of the bag on the privacy thing. Lucky for me, Bill doesn't read this himself or I'd be back watching "Days of..." well, you get the picture. I made my own shortcake into cupcake size patties. Made up a whole plate with the sliced strawberries, which we grew ourselves in our very own backyard. Sprinkled sugar and everything. Sort of came to after the plate was completely empty. Sorry Bill. I'll just have to do that one again. I used no-fat mayo instead of butter and didn't tell myself so I wouldn't get grossed out. Obviously it was wonderful.

Patsy Terrell said...

Sounds yummy, yummy, yummy! Strawberries improve everything as far as I'm concerned.

Anonymous said...

I actually used google maps and after a little difficulty got the page to print off a map to Roy's. I am determined to take myself up there and try it. Totally an incognito spy mission, day trip so I get back before I left sort of thing. Something to look forward to when the weather permits. Probably stop at Et Cetera too. The tracing paper was interesting through your eyes.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a Christmas Cactus either. I had fun looking it up and found out there are atleast five different colors. This gives me a project to work on when we do go out. Since the weather is getting better for the garage sales I just might get lucky and find a plant 'start.' Possibly one of each color. Oh, say hello to your friend Greg for me. He looks like a pretty smart fellow. Besides anybody who isn't collecting more demons can't be half bad. Ok, maybe just an 1/8th? Wouldn't want him to get too cocky there now would we.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that was nice. Thanks! By the way, I wasn't complaining about the chocolate pudding, I'm processing art. A royal pain in the butt maybe but I'm having fun with the being part.